Prof Rachel Oliver in Top 50 Women in Engineering

Congratulations to Rachel Oliver who has been named as one the Top 50 Women in Engineering: Sustainability by the Women's Engineering Society, recognising that she is a pioneer of new technologies for LEDs.

Rachel Oliver is Professor of Materials Science at the University of Cambridge, Director of the Cambridge Centre for Gallium Nitride and a primary supervisor at the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Connected Electronic & Photonic Systems (CEPS CDT).

Professor Oliver’s research looks at how optoelectronic devices such as light-emitting diodes (LEDs) can be engineered to maximise their potential, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and the energy costs and associated with general illumination. This involves the characterisation and engineering of the structure of the light-emitting active regions of devices and understanding how the nanoscale structure can profoundly influence macroscopic device performance.

Rachel champions advanced microscopy and spectroscopy techniques for high-efficiency semiconductor device materials for future data, communications, and quantum technologies. In addition, she is a keen advocate for science public engagement aiming to inspire the next generation of materials scientists and engineers and widening participation in science by under-represented groups, particularly women.


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